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Writing Doesn’t Have to Be Scary – We Are Here To Help!

“I’m alright when I speak, but I am afraid to write in an email… it may not look good, it may not influence my reader, I can’t convince him or her in writing, it may have grammar problems, it may… (the list goes on)…” So many have said this to me during email writing workshops […]

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Performance Coaching for Tech Professionals

Regardless of where you are right now in your career journey, there are many tasks and communication interactions that you need to conduct every single day. Whether it’s an email, a status update, a software demo, some type of presentation or full-fledged meeting, regardless if you’re a participant or you’re the organizer and moderator, we […]

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Offshore and Onsite Holidays 2023

For those who work on offshore and onsite teams between the US and India, I have compiled this list of holidays, observances, and special days between the US and India. While not all of these are leave days (or paid vacation days off), some may be floating holidays depending on your colleague’s religious and cultural affiliation. […]

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Recalculating Opportunities for Clients in the New World Of Work*

 I’m super excited to share a presentation entitled Recalculating Career Opportunities for Clients. This was a panel discussion that I took part in with Lisa Hecht and Stephanie Renk as part of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) International Coaching Week (ICW) 2020 through the ICF High Country Chapter.  I am excited to share that this […]

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US Culture for Remote Work: Coaching for Corporate Success

Working from offshore with North American clients and colleagues presents many challenges, one of them being how to build that cultural context, especially due to travel restrictions and corporate budgetary restrictions when it comes to traveling. We are here to help you fill that gap, to build that cultural context and really gain some insider […]

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3 Reasons US Clients Ask [A lot of] Questions

[00:00:01] Asking questions in American culture is pretty common. For any of you who work with U.S. Americans from outside the U.S., you might be wondering about this. Why do Americans ask us so many questions?  Listen to the video below or read the text below the video. When American clients ask us questions…. do […]

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Cultivates Trust and Safety: ICF Core Competency 4 Part 2

ICF Core Competency 4: Cultivates Trust and Safety part 2 See/read part 1. Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  [00:00:01] And welcome. I’m Jennifer Kumar. I’m actually here for part two of the core competency number for deep dive, which is revolving around the topic, cultivating trust and safety. So let me edit […]

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New Year Wishes in 40 Languages

Thanks to my Facebook and professional online networks, I have compiled the following list of global new year greetings!  In each line take note:  The name of the language: The greeting in that language. Words in parenthesis (…) are the required transliterations for any scripts that aren’t Roman. Blue bolded word are the translations.  If there […]

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10 Ways Native Speakers Can Be Understood by Non-Native Speakers

“But…” says the native speaker…..”my colleague is fluent in “my” language, so we are speaking the same language.”  But, are we, really?  Is American English the same as UK English? Is Indian English the same as Filipino English? Or, is the English spoken in Ghana or South Africa the same as the English spoken in New Zealand? Is […]

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Improving Your Online Home Office Presence – Webinar

Back in May, Jinesh Narayanankutty, Brent Edwards and I co-hosted a webinar to aid the transition into working from home during the Covid Lockdown with the express goal of giving people insight into how to stay visible with colleagues when not meeting them in a face to face environment. I don’t think anyone would have […]

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